We are in the midst of Choctoberfest, so it’s time to celebrate

Photo courtesy of EuroMagic via Flickr.

Some of the best things happen in October. 

There’s Halloween, my birthday *cough cough* and a gaggle of fall festivals, including the Just Creations Choctoberfest.

Just Creations is a not-for-profit, fair-trade store that sells products from farmers and artisans, according to the organization’s website. The sale of the products helps to provide a fair wage for the artisans and enables them to pay for food, education, health care and housing.

Choctoberfest began Monday and runs through Saturday, Oct. 27. Here is some info about the festivities:

Customers can sample chocolate and enter a raffle to win the Chocolate Sampler Gift Park worth $100. Proceeds from the raffle and 15% of all chocolate sales during Choctoberfest will be donated to Women for Women International 

As part of Choctoberfest, the annual Chocolate Bake Off will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6-8 p.m. … Judges for the Bake Off include Fred Moore, owner of Coco’s Chocolate Café, Jessica Haskell, owner of Sweet Surrender, and the LouisvilleHotbytes.com Dining Duo Mary Johnson and Robin Garr.

This event sounds like a sweet way to celebrate the season.

Just Creations Choctoberfest

Where: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville

When: Now through Saturday, Oct. 27; bake off is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24

Cost: Free, but you can buy goodies at the store

For more information: Just Creations website